Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 22, 2012
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Richard L. Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare, the nation’s third largest healthcare staffing company, to the board of directors of the state Department of Community Health.
His appointment is effective immediately.
The Department of Community Health oversees the state’s Medicaid program including PeachCare for Kids, the State Health Benefit Plan which provides healthcare for state employees, Healthcare Facility Regulation including Certificate of Need (CON), and Health Information Technology in Georgia.
Medicaid and PeachCare alone serve 1.7 million Georgians; the State Health Benefit Plan has about 700,000 member employees and dependents.
“I want to thank Governor Deal. This is a terrific opportunity to have an impact on the delivery of healthcare in Georgia,” said Jackson. “I appreciate this chance to help bring more efficiency into the delivery of healthcare to our state.”
Jackson is also the chairman of Patients for Fair Compensation and a member of the board of directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
ABOUT JACKSON HEALTHCARE
Jackson Healthcare is the third largest healthcare staffing company in the U.S. and serves more than four million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities. The company also provides technology solutions that enable total hospital efficiency. Jackson has earned national media coverage by providing innovative solutions to healthcare problems, in addition to championing local, national and international charitable work. Atlanta Business Chronicle has recognized the company as one of the Best Places to Work for five consecutive years. Visit http://www.JacksonHealthcare.com to learn more.